Big Iphone help

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Shocklatecola, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Shocklatecola macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2011
    Here's the story, my friend traded her Blackberry for an Iphone 3Gs that we found online. When we got the phone only the apple logo showed up. We figured we just had to restore it, we took it to an apple store to get it restored and they said they couldn't because the phones software was unlocked because the dumbass before tried jail breaking it but didn't do it. Is there anyway to get the phone restored and unlocked? I don't care if it has to be jailbroken or not. If anyone knows anything that'll be a huge help.
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    May 30, 2010
    Sunny Southern California
    Put it in DFU mode and restore. It should work then.
  3. Shocklatecola, Feb 6, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011

    Shocklatecola thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2011
    Stupid question, whats DFU mode?

    edit: never mind I found out how to do DFU mode
  4. Weiser878 macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2009

    Putting you iPhone into DFU mode should be used as a last resort if your iPhone is either stuck on the Apple logo or keeps rebooting.

    1. Connect your iPhone to iTunes.

    2. Hold the Home button and the Power button at the same time for 10 seconds.

    3. After exactly 10 seconds, release the Power button but keep holding the Home button for 10 seconds or until iTunes pops up a message saying that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. At this point, click OK, then click “Restore” in iTunes.

    Note that it often takes several attempts to get your iPhone in DFU mode.

    Video at the link

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